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Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018-2019, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public to foster radical imagination, empathy, and positive social change.

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Borderless is 18th Street Arts Center’s monthly membership program focused on fostering connections between artists and cultural ambassadors who are committed to building healthy communities—wherever they are—through the arts. If you believe that a thriving arts community is key to addressing the major challenges of our time, we invite you to join us!

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Luciana Abait | Escape-Route

November 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - March 8, 2024 @ 6:00 pm

Karla Diaz: Wait ’til Your Mother Gets Home

February 17, 2024 - June 22, 2024

Pallette Potluck: March Madness

March 7, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Papel Picado Workshop with Carmela Morales

March 23, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Announcing 2024 Call to Dream: The Sam Francis Fellowship Curatorial Recipients, Kris Kuramitsu and Mihoko Nishikawa

Call to Dream: The Sam Francis Fellowship is an international artist residency exchange honoring Sam …read more

Swept Away: Love Letter to a Surrogate

Organized by Warren Neidich, Renée Petropoulos, and Anuradha VikramPresented by 18th Street Arts Center with …read more

Art At The Airport

Art At The Airport are monthly open art studio events at the Santa Monica Airport, …read more

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